Above is the picture that I sent in as today’s contribution to One Million Peace Signs– a blogspot where you should definitely RUN FAST to contribute your peace photos. I noticed that a soldier left his definition of Peace on the website last night, for which I am very honored and appreciative.
“How do I define peace? When guys like me, who willfully put themselves into harm’s way through military action, are no longer needed.”
And I say-Soldiers, please come home. You are missed and thank you for your service.
I also want to leave you with a couple of quotes, not to dishonor any soldier for their choice, but to discuss how we might plant our feet firmly on the path to Peace. And I don’t think it’s by going to war.
Another thing thats been running through my head since I became a full fledged “Peacer” is a response to, “Is Peace possible?” And I think, wow, there is Peace SO MANY places that I look. Peace is happening. I think a better question might be, “Why doesn’t our government, our chosen world leaders, make decisions that improve the world without war?” Or, “Why, in this day and age, is our government keeping us from global Peace?” “Whose interest does it serve to go to war?”
IT IS OBTAINABLE PEOPLE!
If I am brutal, and you use brutal methods to overcome me, you become brutal just like me.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
It’s not the monuments that teach us history. It’s the ruins.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Someday they’ll give a war and nobody will come.
War does not determine who is right — only who is left.